08/06/19 5:00am

The bloody Mary at LIV is made with local horseradish. (Credit: David Benthal)

It’s no secret that locally sourced farm-to-table food defines the culinary scene on the North Fork. 

With dozens of farms growing diverse and delicious produce it makes sense that chefs have embraced all the area has to offer in the dishes they prepare at their restaurants. Farm-to-glass is also an important part of the North Fork experience — and not just in the grapes pressed into wine or the hops harvested into beer. Farm-fresh cocktails are also on the rise. (more…)

08/03/19 5:55am

Macari Vineyards’ Cutchogue location is hosting a showing of ‘Jaws.’ (Courtesy: Macari Vineyards)

You’re going to need a bigger blanket! Macari Vineyards is hosting Movie by the Moonlight on the lawn of its Cutchogue winery with the vines as a backdrop to the classic summertime thriller. (more…)

07/31/19 6:00am

The East Second Street tasting room will undergoing extensive renovations ahead of its anticipated fall 2019 opening. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Downtown Riverhead will soon be home to a small batch spirits tasting room. Montauk Distilling Co. is eyeing a fall opening in the former Riverhead Fire Department headquarters on East Second Street — the same building that is home to North Fork Brewing Company. (more…)

07/26/19 6:00am

A lure Chowder House & Oysteria in Southold offers no corking fee for local bottles on Sunday. (Credit: David Benthal)

So you just wrapped up a day of wine tasting on the North Fork and you’re heading to your restaurant of choice.

You think that cabernet sauvignon you enjoyed at the winery would pair nicely with the seafood you plan to order. (more…)

07/20/19 6:01am

Mudslides are a must at Seaside Grill in Riverhead. (Credit: David Benthal)

Occupying a bar stool at Riverhead’s Seaside Grill — drinking a frozen cocktail while staring off at the water — you might just feel like you’re on a Caribbean vacation.

The reality is you’re actually in downtown Riverhead at a true hidden gem on West Main Street, tucked away poolside between the Hyatt Place East End and Treasure Cove Resort Marina. (more…)

07/17/19 6:00am

Fresh squeezed lemon is always the first ingredient. (Credit: David Benthal)

It doesn’t get much more refreshing than a glass of ice-cold lemonade on a summer day. The combination of simple ingredients — squeezed lemon, sugar and water served over ice — offers a taste of all-American nostalgia in each sip. 

From grandma’s kitchen to lemonade stands across the country, family recipes are passed down through generations, and the North Fork is no exception.  (more…)